I never heard of Manangs Chicken until a friend at my photography group, Helios Project International, mentioned it on our community page. Although it is really near my workplace, i never ventured to it alone. Until one day, Len David, a friend and fellow blogger, asked me to visit Manangs’ Chicken to try it out. right there and then, we agreed to have lunch there and experience the now talked about establishment.
The first impression that i had of Manang’s Chicken Ortigas was the very modern and hip look and feel of the place. the colors are very friendly to the eyes, and the smell of the place was not a turn off. 80% of the places that i have dined at ortigas center always left a vile smell in my attire, making it really embarrassing to face the boss after lunch.
The menu focused more on their chicken selection, a one piece chicken with rice and a two piece chicken with rice. Other meal options includes but not limited to are the Chicken Wings, Liempo, Fried Pancit , Spaghetti and Burgers.
After selecting my Chicken meal, i was first asked for the part that i want – combine any leg, thigh or breast for the two piece chicken meal. I was then asked to choose the sauce for it (Original, Mild Spicy and Extra Spicy). After paying, Len and I looked for a place to sit in while waiting for our order. I thought that it would take a significant amount of time before our chickens actually find our table, but NO!, and to both our surprise, Len’s Chicken (since she ordered first) arrive just as we arrived at our table. it took less than 5 minutes to get our order! perfect for us corporate employees as our lunch is sometimes limited.
the Chicken looks ABSOLUTELY GREAT! the aroma that emanated from the stro container has already captivated my heart, and the first bite was actually HEAVEN! (the smell and the first bite are two very important factors for me to consider food as splendid!). the only downside with the meal is that it came in a styro container and not a plate, and at that time was accompanied with a plastic spoon and fork.
MANANGS CHICKEN lives up to the reviews and the buzz that has been created. in my opinion, this could actually overthrow some well established chicken joints like Bonchon and all those Chicken wing shops that has been sprouting here and there like wild mushrooms! I have been to manangs 4 times just this month alone (and its only the 12th of october), and i have to say that it keeps getting better and better everytime! as the saying goes, Love is sweeter the second time around! what more on the third or fourth try?
Thank you Manangs Chicken. see you tomorrow! right Len?
— Behind Thick Framed Notes
1. All Photos courtesy of Bobbit Lim
2. Visit or Contact Manangs at:
AIC Gold Tower, Garnet Road, Ortigas Center